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by BobC63 at 8:25 PM
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ANNOUNCING THE 2014 MOUNTAIN WEST REEF FEST


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The Intermountain West's Largest Marine and Reef Conference is celebrating our 5th ANNIVERSARY on Saturday, November 15th with the absolute BIGGEST AND BEST Reef Fest yet!
WE ARE BLOWING THE DOORS OFF FOR 2014 - WITH THE ABSOLUTE BEST REEF CONFERENCE DEAL OF THE YEAR!!!
The Mountain West Reef Fest will feature 6 incredible guest speakers -

* 2014 MASNA Aquarist of the Year Rich Ross!
* World - renowned Reef Lighting and Design specialist Dr. Sanjay Joshi!
* Atlantis Marine World NY's own Joe Yaiullo!
* Cuttlefish expert and ReefGen owner Laura Birenbaum!
* ReefOn! Aquatics owner / Scheels Western US Aquarium Curator Jerry Ohrn!
* University of Utah Marine Biologist and former MASNA Board Member Adam Blundell!
PLUS
- a spacious Vendor Room with...
by Matt Rogers at 12:19 AM
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The Fluval EDGE 800 - CRF Blue Edition is a 20 gallon aquarium and stand with mid-century lines and modern features. This limited-edition setup includes Fluval's Reef LED 2.0 light strip that is dimmable and WiFi controllable. A protein skimmer accessible via a lid in the cover and an interesting Simple Tec Filter that can reverse flow through a pipe attachment for easy water changes. Only 122 of these CRF editions are being produced and portion of sales support the Coral Restoration Foundation. A cool tank and a good cause for $759 complete. Available this March.

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by Say Car Ramrod at 12:30 PM
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After getting sick of $20 bulbs and lights making my tank run warm. I have used Cree LEDs a few times and I was curious to try some cheaper ones. I decided on 3 14,000k and 3 royal blue. I'm running them on a 20w "el cheapo" driver. The heatsink I'm using I just one I took from an older fixture that I made.

First off I just gutted the hood except for the fans.
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I decided to use some sand paper to rough up the plastic so the epoxy will have a little more surface to bite to.
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Here's it all put together on the tank. Seems like its the same amount of light just a bit bluer. The fans are running on 12v...
by Matt Rogers at 12:00 AM
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If you want the psychedelic colors and awe factor of a reef aquarium without the intense lights and intense maintenance routine, step into the world of Coldwater Marine Aquatics. You will be dazzled by colorful crustaceans and fluorescent anemones you may not have thought existed outside of the tropics. Coldwater Marine Aquatics is bringing the beauty of the Pacific Northwest to the hobbyist. Stu Wobbe and Josh Groves have created a market that wasn't there by working with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to become one of the only suppliers of cold water marine livestock. Symbolic of this achievement was their stunning display open-top tank at MACNA shown below. Hats off to these guys.

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Endless admirers pressed up to this 1" thick...
by Matt Rogers at 10:49 AM
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Panta Rhei's forthcoming Hydo Jet sump pump will seriously move some water - crazy stats like 1100 GPH at 25' head while just drawing 90 watts are claimed for the medium model. And it's not just the screw pumps specs that will make it stand out - it is even rumored by design to be more pod friendly than most pumps seen today. This is essentially a sump pump version of Panta Rhei's Hydro Wizard pumps, so expect a similar price. Coming by the end of the year.

Large Hydro Jet with 2" intake, 1 3/4" return

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Check out Panta Rhei's Hydro Wizard Pumps:
http://www.3reef.com/threads/the-gph-magic-of-the-hydrowizard-pumps.154909/
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